Sex Education

Theatre (performance art)

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  • Summerhall - TechCube 0
  • 19:10
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Harry Clayton-Wright
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Nudity, Scenes of a Sexual Nature
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


One parent refuses to talk about sex. The other buys their child gay porn DVDs. Sex Education blends startling performance, moving storytelling, a no-holds-barred interview with Harry's mum and some good old-fashioned gay porn that his dad bought when he was 14. A show for anyone who’s wondered why they want what they want. Delivered with the candour and charm that have made him an acclaimed international touring success (Briefs: Close Encounters, Miss Behave’s Gameshow), join Harry as he delves into his sexual past, live on stage. Winner of the LGBTQ Brighton Fringe Award (2017).

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  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, take the access ramp into the main reception, take a right down the corridor, past the cafe, through a corridor with neon strip lights in the walls(slightly inclined), past the red lecture and through the double doors into the ground floor of tech cube.
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A Younger Theatre (4/5 stars) 78 days ago

Growing up in a household in Blackpool with a god-fearing mother and a father who gave him his first porn DVDs aged fourteen, Harry Clayton-Wright didn’t exactly get the level of sex education required to live out the life of a sexually active gay man. Since then, his sex life...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 83 days ago

Performance artist Harry Clayton-Wright is examining his own sex education and inviting the audience to look at their own. His mother refused to talk to him about sex and his father bought him gay porn when he was fourteen, has either approach had much effect on Harry's sex life? The...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 87 days ago

If you’re not familiar with Harry Clayton-Wright, you’ll become intimately acquainted with the performer in the opening minutes of his show Sex Education via a video montage. Thankfully, the audience at Summerhall are fans and may have enjoyed his praiseworthy turn in Briefs: Close Encounters. To give you a flavour...

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The Feminist Fringe (4/5 stars) 89 days ago

The show doesn’t shy away from more sensitive topics, talking in depth about the impact sexual abuse can have as well as the lasting effects of trauma. Harry still manages to make this subject approachable and knows exactly how to direct the conversation between serious topics and light-hearted humour, showing himself to be an exceptionally talented host.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 91 days ago

Harry Clayton-Wright’s extraordinary Sex Education is about sex. Gay sex. ...

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To Do List (4.5/5 stars) 92 days ago

Sex positive porno-cum-confession.If you’ve never seen gay cam sex before, the opening 3 minutes of this show will be a shocking revelation. From a sandwich of sin to hilarious porn clips a la Elvira, the show is a porno shocker with a heart.Sex positive performer Harry Clayton-Wright explores his own...

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Exeunt 96 days ago

Dear Mum, It’s unlikely you’ll ever read this, and I’m not sure I’d want you to. I don’t think we’ve talked about sex or sex education since I was 11, maybe? Is that right? I’ve blocked it from my memory. Maybe you have too. But in Sex Education, Harry Clayton-Wright...

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The List (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

Harry Clayton-Wright schools the audience in carnal matters...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

As I write this review I find myself enveloped by a certain degree of caution. After all, this will be easily available online and as our host for the evening points out: that means his Mum could find it…Sex Education is a semi-autobiographical exploration of our attitudes towards sex and...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

LGBT+ – inclusive sex education is suicide prevention. That’s the message of artist and provocateur Harry Clayton-Wright's Sex Education, his debut solo theatre show at Summerhall. And it’s a message that is powerful and playful. Over an eye-popping hour of lecture, video and recorded interview, Clayton-Wright delves deep into his sex...

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 101 days ago

Harry Clayton-Wright introduces himself to the audience with an immediate series of himself starring in pornographic pictures and clips that he later tells us have been broadcast on the internet so that they can belong to everyone rather than someone, meaning they belong to no one at all. Clayton-Wright's show...

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The Stage [paywall] (4/5 stars) 106 days ago

When Harry Clayton-Wright came out to his parents at 14, his mother accepted this revelation but was unable to talk to him about it. Conversely, his father bought the boy a selection of gay porn with which to educate himself. Today, following a self-styled sexual awakening, Clayton-Wright has made his...

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